Through Dec. 24 “A Christmas Carol.” Dickens’ beloved
story comes to life with holiday carols and stage magic, as Chris Kayser
reprises his role as Scrooge in this 22nd season production.
Through Dec. 18 “Sex and The Second City: A Romantic Dot
Comedy,” follows two couples looking for love in the digital age.
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St., NE
CENTER FOR PUPPETRY ARTS
Through Dec. 31 “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” based
on the classic TV special.
“Puppets: The Power of Wonder,” a display of
350 puppets from around the world.
1404 Spring St. NW at 18th.
Through Jan. 1 “The Santaland Diaries.” With more holiday
sneer than cheer, this rebel without a Claus recounts the tale of an
out of work writer who must take a job as a Macy’s Department
Dec. 11-Jan. 1 “Madeline’s Christmas,” family
1083 Austin Ave.
GEORGIA FESTIVAL CHORUS
Dec. 1 Carols By Candlelight, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta. 7:30 pm
ROSWELL DANCE THEATRE
Dec. 1-4 “The Nutcracker,” a holiday classic with
dancing dolls, dragons, mice and more.
950 Forest St.
“DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE
CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL”
Through Dec. 4 Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic comes to life on
stage, set in the whimsical world of Whoville.
660 Peachtree St. NE
ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Coca-Cola Holiday Concerts
Dec. 1, 3 Handel’s “Messiah,” Bach’s “Magnificat.” 8
Dec. 2, 3 ASO Gospel Christmas. 8 PM Fri., 2 PM Sat.
Dec. 4, 11 ASO Kid’s Christmas: Chris Van Allsburg’s “The
Polar Express,” 1:30 & 3:30 PM.
Dec. 8-10 Christmas with the ASO, 8 PM Thur.-Sat., 2 PM Sat.
Dec. 16-18 A Very Merry Holiday POPS, 8 PM Fri. & Sat., 2 PM
Sat. & Sun.
Dec. 20 Celtic Women with the Orchestra, 8 PM.
Dec. 31 ASO New Year’s Eve: Dancing and Romancing,
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building
Woodruff Arts Ctr.
1280 Peachtree St., NE
ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE
Dec. 2-18 “The Sound of Music,” a governess for the
children of a wealthy Austrian widower brings the joy of music into their
The Strand Theatre
117 N. Park Square
COBB ENERGY CENTRE
Dec. 2 Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam, 8 PM.
Dec. 3 Jim Gaffigan, comedy. 7 & 9:30 PM.
Dec. 4 Kings of Salsa, 7 PM.
Dec. 8-11 “My Fair Lady.”
Dec. 13 Alice Cooper, 8 PM.
Dec. 17 Jim Brickman’s “A Christmas Celebration,” 8
Cobb Energy Centre
2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy.
Dec. 2-3 A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Glenn Auditorium,
1652 N. Decatur Road.
Dec. 4 Emory Wind Ensemble
Dec. 4 Echoes of Asia, Emory World Music Ensembles, Performing
Dec. 5 Emory University Symphony Orchestra
Dec. 10 Christmas with Atlanta Sacred Chorale
Dec. 11 Santa’s Favorite Chamber Music, Michael C. Carlos
Dec. 12 Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
Dec. 11 Fieldwork Showcase
Unless noted, performances at
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts
N. Decatur Road.
FERST CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GA. TECH
Dec. 2 Take 6
Dec. 16 David Benoit and Ethan Bortnick perform Vince Guaraldi’s “A
Charlie Brown Christmas.”
Performances at 8 pm.
349 Ferst Dr. at GA. Tech
Dec. 2-18 “The Nutcracker,” 30th anniversary production
by Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, with live orchestra at 8 of 11 shows at Gwinnett
Performing Arts Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Dec. 2 Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Dec. 8 The Story Tour: A Christmas Spectacular, 7 PM.
Dec. 18 Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!
1 Philips Dr., next to CNN Center
STAGE DOOR PLAYERS
Dec. 2-18 “Greetings.” Family beliefs are put to
North DeKalb Cultural Center
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
14TH STREET PLAYHOUSE
Dec. 3 2011 Celebrity Dance Challenge benefitting EDIN.
14th St., Atlanta
“A CHRISTMAS CAROL”
Dec. 3 Holiday classic in the terrace at 8 pm, $15.
GEORGIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Dec. 3-4 GSO Holiday Pops with the GYSO Chorus at Murray Arts Center.
3 & 8 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun.
RIALTO CENTER FOR THE ARTS @ GSU
Dec. 3-4 Gala Holiday Concert GSU School of Music
Dec. 10 Holiday Jazz Vespers with Atlanta Jazz Chorus
80 Forsyth Street NW
MICHAEL O’NEAL SINGERS
Dec. 4 A Joyous Noel, with Georgia Regional Girls Choir
Dec. 18 Messiah Sing-Along
All performances at 3pm
814 Mimosa Blvd
Dec. 7-26 “A Christmas Story,” a classic comedy live
Conant Performing Arts Center
ART STATION THEATRE
Dec. 8-23 “The Christmas Report,” comedy.
5384 Manor Dr.
Dec. 8-24 Atlanta Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the
Fox Theatre. Extravagant holiday production presents 250 of Atlanta’s
youngest dancers, with accompaniment by the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra
for all performances.
Dec. 8-24 Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcraker
Dec. 19 12 Days of Christmas: Amy Grant & Vince Gill
Dec. 30 B.B. King
Dec. 31 CAKE
660 Peachtree Street NE
“MY FAIR LADY”
Dec. 8-11 A new production of the hit musical about Cockney flower
girl Eliza Doolittle and professor Henry Higgins, staged at the Cobb
Energy Centre. Gas South Broadway Series.
GLORY OF CHRISTMAS
Dec. 8 Performance of favorite carols and tunes at 7:30 pm, tickets
Roswell Presbyterian Church
755 Mimosa Blvd
THE STORY TOUR: A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
Dec. 8 A Musical Journey from Genesis to Revelation, with Steven
Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Selah,
Anthem Lights, Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. 7pm
“BABES IN TOYLAND”
Dec. 9-10 Atlanta Dance Theatre performs at Roswell Cultural Arts
Center, 950 Forrest St., at 10 am & 7:30 pm Fri., 2 & 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL CONCERTS
Dec. 9, 11 Featuring the 120-voice Sanctuary Choir and brass quartet
at 7:30 PM Fri. & 3 PM Sun.
814 Mimosa Blvd
BIG CHICKEN CHORUS
Dec. 10, 11 “Silver Bells” Christmas show with South
Cobb High School Youth Chorus at Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic
Center Auditorium. Celebrates 25th anniversary as a chapter in the Barbershop
Harmony Society. 3 & 7:30 PM Sat., 3 PM Sun. Special guest on Sat.
night: Song of Atlanta.
ATLANTA WIND SYMPHONY
Dec. 11 Christmas concert at 3 PM at Roswell Cultural Arts Center,
950 Forest St. Free.
THEATRE IN THE SQUARE
Special Holiday Show
Dec. 17-Jan. 1 “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” presented
at the Joe Mack Wilson Theatre at Southern Polytechnic. The old gang
at WOV is back at the mics with rousing dance routines and swing music.
Through Jan. 1 “Sanders Family Christmas,” about a
quirky, melodic family, set just before World War II.
11 Whitlock Ave.
ATLANTA CIVIC CENTER
Dec. 18 Straight No Chaser
Dec. 30 New Year’s Weekend Celebration with Charlie Wilson
and Kem, 8 pm.
395 Piedmont Ave
Dec. 18 “Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE
Tour Ever!” 12:30 & 3:30 PM
More events to be added at a later date.
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